Tuesday, December 18, 2012


We have raised beyond our goal!!!  Thank you everyone for your support.  It means so very much to us all.

Now it is time for Larry to get down to some serious training and his cheer squad to get ready to ROCK THE MOUNTAIN!!  Look out Korea, TEAM CANADA is coming!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Pledge to end the R-word

Pledge to end the R-Word.  Retarded.  It gets thrown around so easily to describe things that are dumb, stupid,  ignorant, .... 
Originally it was to describe people who are different, special, and unique.  People who needed some extra help but also who give so much more.  I pledge to not use the R-word and stop the stigma that surrounds it.  I am so proud of all of the special needs people I am blessed to know and their bravery, courage, and simple wisdom inspires me daily.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

On-line Auction a SUCCESS!!

The on-line auction was a HUGE success!!  Through the generous donations of amazing items to auction and the amazing bids of wonderful participants we  made over $3700!!  From our family to you and yours we humbly thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.  This money is going to change the lives of our family and help Larry have his number one fan (our mom) in Korea cheering him on.  We are able to support him and not worry about the financial costs to such an expensive endeavour.  This is truly life changing.  Thank you.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Let the auction begin!!

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped make this auction in support of Larry's Special Olympic Dream; donors, volunteers, and bidders.  Here is how it works.  Go to this site https://www.facebook.com/groups/AuctionLarrySO/ and make sure to read through the rules and disclaimers.  Scroll through the pictures and comment your bid on anything you want.  You will have from 8:00am on Monday, November 12th until 8:00pm on Saturday, November 17th to bid.  Winners will be contacted with details on payment and pick-up.

You will get Facebook automatic notifications whenever anyone posts or comments on this page so if it is too much please make sure to change your notification settings by clicking on "notifications" on the top right and selecting "off".  If you do this make sure to check in daily on your bids!

Good luck and enjoy!  Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for your support.  Every donation, large or small, is making a difference in our lives.  We will never be able to express our gratitude enough or repay the kindness you have shown.  Thank you.

Amanda Merriman & Family
Terry and Larry Green

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sending our love around the world!

We are making a cloth banner to be signed by as many people as possible and sent with mom to put up at the finsih line to cheer on Larry!  Anyone who we see over the course of the online auction,  at family and social gatherings, or at any events Larry will be participating in will have a chance to sign it.  We want to fill it up with all the love of all the people who have made a difference in Larry's life.  Make sure to ask about it!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


The donations have been coming in steadily and we can not thank you all enough!  Make sure to check out the list of donors and take a sneak peak at our on-line auction items.  Also make sure to to keep posted for the big on-line auction event and share it with your friends!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thank you McGeough Family

Thank you so much to the McGeough family who has always been like our own.  Kris McGeough and his family are going to be PAYING FOR MOM'S ENTIRE AIRFARE TO KOREA!!!! 

We would like to send our most profound thanks to the McGeoughs:  Jack and Darlene McGeough from Sylvan Lake, Terri and Wayde Cooper from Beaumont, Kris McGeough and Sylvain Giroux from Ottawa/Gatineau.

This is MONUMENTALLY amazing! We now feel like we can breathe easily, and devote all the energy we have spent worrying about these costs towards making sure Larry is completely focused on his training and ready to rock! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Wayde and Terri have a great Edmonton based business, Cooper's Recreational Powersports.  If you are ever in need of a quad, ski-doo, dirt bike, accessories, service or anything else to do with power sports,  please check them out at

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Larry's Story

I thought I would do my best to tell Larry's story for anyone wanting to learn more, be inspired and to know where there support is going.  We are so very grateful for everyone who has made this journey possible.


A warm thank you to our Auntie Carmen and Uncle Darrell from Sieben Cement Contractors who are helping Larry get new clothes for his trip, which is a major self-esteem and confidence building thing!  They are also  helping with Larry and mom's other expenses!  WOW!!

Sieben Cement will be donating some "swag" for our online auction and maybe even some artwork created by my talented Auntie.  Not to mention my Auntie Carmen is going all the way to Korea to support Larry and my mom! 

Your generosity is endless and deeply appreciated.  We are so lucky to have such a loving and caring family.  I see where Larry gets it from!

Make sure to call Sieben Cement Contractors for a quote for your next project!

Donations needed!!

We will be having an online auction in November to support Larry and our mom in their voyage to Korea in January for the Special Olympics World Winter Games.

If you can make a donation to our auction we would greatly appreciate it.  We are looking for:
  • Hand crafted items (knitting, quilting, jewelry, etc.)
  • Artwork
  • Company promotional gear
  • Gift certificates/products from your business
  • Services (photography, house cleaning, babysitting, aesthetics/hair, handyman, etc.)
  • Personal donated items (gift bags/baskets, libations, gifts, toys, etc.)

Please have items donated by November 4th so we can process them and set up the auction.  Email me to donate!  I am hoping to have it run the 2nd or 3rd week of November.  Perfect for Christmas shopping for a good cause!

Make sure to throw in a business card and use it as a chance to promote and network.  Your donations will make a huge difference and are greatly appreciated. 

 If you are unable to donate but want to lend support please post encouragements on Larry's Team Canada page http://teamcanada2013.ca/?athlete=larry-green

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


It takes a lot to make a dream like this come true.  If you want to be a part of it and support Larry and our mom in their voyage to Korea please click on the DONATE button below.  Funds will be helping with Larry's equipment and mom's trip out there.  Thank you so much for your generosity and support.  You will be in our prayers of gratitude.

Please share this link and the love!  

 If you are unable to donate but want to lend support please post encouragements on Larry's Team Canada page http://teamcanada2013.ca/?athlete=larry-green


A HUGE thank you to Jim Hillman at Sundance Ski and Snowboard here in Edmonton for supporting my brother as he goes for his Special Olympic dream!! Here is a quote from my mom's post thanking him and his team for their generosity.

"I had a very emotional day of Thursday. Walked into Sundance Ski and Snowboard and Jim, the manager came down and started talking about Larry, when I looked around all the staff was there, on the stairs, peeking around corners, while Jim talked about Larry. Larry greeted all with a hand shake and said " I am going to work my hardest and may even come home with some medals." They cheered. At the cash register, his boots were discounted 100%!!!" -Terry Green

We are surrounded by angels who may not even know the impact they have on our lives. Not having to worry about the cost of this endeavour has made it possible to be there for Larry and take him even further towards achieving his dreams.

Make sure to get geared up just like our professional Special Olympic athlete at Sundance Ski and Snowboard! ROCK IT LIKE LARRY!!

Larry in Jasper for the Canada SO Winter games in 2012.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thank you McDonald family!

A big thanks to the McDonald family for their generous donation to help our cause!! It is friends like you that make our family even bigger and brighter ... and, let's face it just as goofy!!! LOVE YOU!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

BTR Sponsorship

We are so proud and grateful to have BTR Auto Repair & Tire supporting Larry as he follows his dreams!  They have generously supported Larry in buying new equipment so he is ready to rock the slopes in Korea.  They have always taken care of my family as well as they have our vehicles and we are so lucky to have such great friends and supporters.  Make sure to spread the word that BTR is not only a great garage, but also full of great and generous people. 
103-48 - 77th Ave
Edmonton, AB

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Larry Green Going for Gold in Jasper, 2012


Use this banner on your website, emails, or facebook cover photo to support Larry!!  Click on the picture to get a larger one and copy it so you can post it up!!  
Stay tuned in January and we will have mom post updates live from Korea!!

Scentsy's Charitable Cause Warmer

Help the next generation of Special Olympics athletes reach for the stars with Scentsy's newest Charitable Cause Warmer. Through February 28, 2013, Scentsy will donate $9 (CAD) from the sale of each Champion Warmer to Special Olympics International.

Friday, September 28, 2012